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  • Definitions starting with A: August Monday
    Entry: August Monday (Black), August Holiday (White), August Day (Nassau) [from celebration on the first Monday in August] n. phr. a holiday commemorating emancipation. cf. AUGUST ...

  • Definitions starting with A: autograph tree
    Entry: [from custom of writing one's signature on its leaves] n. a tree (Clusia rosea) whose leaves retain permanently the imprint of marks, writing, etc. = ...

  • Definitions starting with A: average
    Entry: [from judging from the average] v. to guess; to calculate: They see your clothes and they average you rich (Nassau). You could never average who ...

  • Definitions starting with B: babe
    Entry: [Car.; OED, baby ... literary and poetic; colloq. pretty girl] n. a term of endearment (also applied to children, men, etc.): Hey, babe, wha's happenin'? ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back
    Entry: adv. 1. [Car.; DJE "often used pleonastically"] used redundantly for emphasis: 1918 He will return back (Parsons 133). Reverse the car back (Exuma). 2. [Car.] ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back aside
    Entry: [from a combination of back up and step aside] v. phr. to step back; to move out of the way: Boy, back aside and let ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back-house
    Entry: n. I. [US a house behind the main building DAE] a thatched hut for cooking behind the main house. (Mayag., Inagua) 2. [US dial. idem ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back trunk
    Entry: n. (of a car) trunk or boot: I's always tell mama put all a we bag in the back trunk (Nassau). ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back-up wife
    Entry: [cf. back-up in reserve] n. one's wife at home in contrast to an unofficial one elsewhere. (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back-yard
    Entry: [Belize large posterior (Dayley 1979)] n. buttocks (not necessarily large). (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bad
    Entry: adv. [Atlantic; an African calque: cf. Mandingo A ka nyi ko-jugu (lit. It is good badly) It is very good (Dalby 1972:177) or Shona zvakáipa ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bad-bad
    Entry: [W Car.; from bad + reduplication cf. Yoruba burukuburuku (lit. bad-bad) very bad(ly) (Oyedeji p.c.)] adj. very bad; of the very worst kind: She bad-bad—don't ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bad blood
    Entry: n. 1. [from association with the Wasser-man blood test] syphilis (Dupuch p.c.) 2. [cf. Ibo mea jonjo (lit. blood bad) idem (Okolo p.c.)] in the ...

  • Definitions starting with B: badder
    Entry: [Car.; cf. BAD; OED, obs. comparative of bad, US dial. idem ADD] adj. worse: He badder dan you, boy (Nassau). (Black) ...

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